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Renewed Optimism At Newcastle – 5 New Signings Targeted

We reported last night that the deal to transfer Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal has been agreed, and that the announcement of the deal is imminent, and that news was continually reported on Sky Sports last night.

Daryl Janmaat

Daryl Janmaat – right back target

The deal is a good one for Newcastle, and it’s £10M up front and bonuses of up to £2.5M based on Debuchy’s first team appearances at the London club.

If Newcastle get the full £12.5M for Mathieu, it’s a profit for the club of £7M on the player – and he was only at Newcastle for 18 months.

And with the £20M we got for Cabaye in January, that’s a cool £30M in cash that Newcastle have to spend this summer from outgoing transfers,  and we’ll not even mention the £79.5M we got from the Premier League in May – so there’s plenty of money in the coffers for new players.

That’s got to be the case.

Holland went out of the World Cup last night on penalties – and Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen didn’t really get close to any of the penalties – and went the wrong way for the first two – and Argentina won 4-2 on penalties as Vlaar and Sneijder missed their spot kicks.

It’s a pity our own Tim Krul wasn’t brought on again for the shoot-out but Holland had used their three substitutes.

With Holland now out of the World Cup we hope Newcastle will now go after Daryl Janmaat, who came on at half time last night and had a good second half showing.

Newcastle have also been linked with Monaco forward Emmanuel Riviere recently, although the fee of around £8M being mentioned seems high, and the other news yesterday was that Lee Charnley is leading a Newcastle delegation to France to try to tie up long term target Remy Cabella and other targets.

And with that news yesterday the Chronicle was also reporting there is a renewed optimism in the Newcastle camp as Newcastle are also going after two strikers.

And although no names were mentioned, we have to think Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is also a target with the delegation in France.

Newcastle need to move quickly because our first pre-season game is at Oldham on Tuesday night, and we really need to get as many new players in as soon as possible in pre-season.

Newcastle have already signed Siem de Jong, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez this summer, and all three of them are good signings.

We hope Newcastle pass on that renewed optimism to Newcastle fans by announcing a few deals soon – very soon.

That would be just what the doctor ordered.

Howay The Lads!!

Written while on (a rather hectic last) vacation in England.

20 comments so far

  • ToonMatt

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #1

    I wonder how much the actual transfer budget is?

  • Santon03

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #2

    I thought we signed Siem not Luuk

  • Toonfan8

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #3

    we are now after Loic Remy, Remy Cabella, Janmaat, Riviere…and maybee Grenier….

  • Santon03

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #4


    Even if we have 100mil for budget, we have to spend it smartly. Smartly means negotiate for lower than price tag and right players. If we spend it all without negotiating like some people suggested here, that wouldn’t be right in any business. Only oil billionaires club can do that and we are not.
    I like the way we do business, it’s just sometimes a bit too extreme in some cases but we don’t really know what’s really going on during negotiations especially with agents.

  • mindshaft

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Not much changed on here then, everyone arguing who the better fan is and slagging each off. The don’t go club, don’t know club and the don’t tell me what to do club.
    Some other fans say we aren’t a big club but we definitely have the biggest whingers

    Cue slagging

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Santon…I believe Ed wrote Siem and not Luuk? 😉

  • Santon03

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m not really clear on agent’s fee, who should pay. Normally their employers should pay.
    Like buying a house, you don’t get charged for agent’s fee separately but it’s already included in the price.

  • Santon03

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #8


    It was Luuk, that’s why I wrote that.

  • mindshaft

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Santon – the buying club have to pay agent fees – hence they include this in financial accounts each year
    Football is a law unto itself, common sense has no place there

  • Spoof

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #10


    you beat me too it by mentioning Loic Remy, a few weeks ago it was never going to happen but Arsenal appear to be dragging their heels a bit, it appears as if they would prefer someone better but they are keeping him as a last resort if they fail with their main targets, the longer Arsenal mess him about the more frustrated he will become and the better chance we have.

    For me I cannot see us going for Grenier now that we have Siem, for me it was either one or the other, both would be good but I cannot see it.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Mineshaft…no wonder we don’t have a well functioning club when the fan base is so decided!

  • Average_Contents

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #12

    Loic Remy? lol

    I seen that link in the chronicle and they mentioned the terms on offer were not to his liking so what makes them think ours will be? I’m pretty sure even with our considerable clout (sarcasm) that the ars would be able to blow us literally out of the water

    I get the feeling that he’d rather sit on the bench and earn a wedge with the odd start than play for us….infact I’d go as far to say he’d rather stay at QPR with ol saggy face

    Just my opinion of the guy

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Santon…the selling club gas to pay loyalty fees and bonuses if such is agreed with the club.

    This has been a stumbling block before in deals where the selling club wanted us to pay that. And why should we do that? 🙂

  • Santon03

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #14

    mindshaft #9

    Paying the agents to do what? It’s no benefit for the buying club but as you said common sense doesn’t work in football. I can understand why sometimes negotiations broke down because of agents.

  • Santon03

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Jesper #13

    Yes, it doesn’t make any sense. so much fees for agents for actually doing less and has no risk of losing anything.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 10, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #16

    Siem and Cabella both play the same position. I know people say Cabella is a RW but he has played AM all season and had his best year to date. He will be a nightmare for Pardew because he does not track back or cover the full-back.

    I think Pards has been struggling to accommodate the modern full-backs desire to get forward and might play a variation of the 3-4-3 that has been popular at the world cup. I’m sure I recall Pardew saying he invented 3 at the back while at Reading (even though he was a player in the palace team that used the formation). Although he’ll have 3 up front (Siem, Cabella?, Cisse?) he will want at least two to drop back into midfield.

    Overall I’d rather sign nobody and use the money to pay off Pardew’s contract and get a modern manager in. The football at the World Cup has shown that it’s an attacking game now. Fans are demanding it. Big Sam, Pardew, and Hodgson haven’t got long left.

  • ethiotoon

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #17

    My dream signing is Grenier.bring him here Mikey man.
    Although my passion and appetite to watch the WC fading long time since England knocked out,there are some players that impressed me during..
    Jordy clasie-holl
    Divock origi-bel
    Memphis depay-holl
    Kevin due bruyn-bel
    And of course neymar & James Rodriguez
    From the above I like to have jordi clasie
    to replace Anita.
    I think Graham Carr & co mislead by…
    They thought they got wijnaldum when they ended up on Anita bcoz our target was that PSV fella not anita

  • Owldman

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #18

    Seem to me we’re falling for the same crap as we do every transfer window, so many rumours, I dont know where the Chronicle gets its information from , its certainly not from the Toon as they are barred,So many prices quoted for Debuchy, £12.million then 7.5 .if Arsenal want we tell them £12 Million nothing less & we dont take any of their cast off crap as part of the deal.& as for Jannat, Man U are supposed to be interested so I suppose he’ll opt for our massive club, As for the others being mentioned, the are paper talk, just that

  • Owldman

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #19

    Sorry last blog should have read Jamaatt

  • davidtoon

    Jul 10, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Looking at the players Newcastle currently have available to register to the 25 man squad for the premiership it looks like we could have a reasonably good squad with a few key additions if the unneeded players can be sold/sent on loan. without getting rid of players there isn’t going to be the spaces available to register the needed players to the squad which a RB, a RM, 2 ST’s are going to be the minimum requirements.

    Assuming debuchy is sold and the fringe players can be loaned/sold we’re looking at a squad of the following with 3 other potential places for unsold/other additions ie. a CB and CM. I’m sure the manager will see the best position for some of these elsewhere but this is how i see the current squad. He’s mentioned de jong as striker and loves having sissoko right wing which if that’s how he wants it it opens up 2 spaces for more CM’s which would leave us a little weak on the wings and up top again in my opinion.


    r taylor colo williamson haidara
    ——– s taylor yanga-mbiwa santon

    anita tiote
    marveux bigirimana sissoko gouffran
    ——– colback de jong ben arfa

    ——- ——-
    cisse perez
    armstrong campbell

    With the under 21s not needing to be registered it would mean alnwick, perez, armstrong, campbell and bigirimana i think being the players that would not need to be registered leaving 18 registered with 4 replacements in the highlighted areas being key spaces for new signings

    this would rely on the sales/loans of all of the following:
    ferguson,dummett,good, ameobi, vuckic, abeid, gutierrez, oberton and any others i might have missed.


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